Proto-Sound 2.0 Steam Upgrade Kit Installation Instructions

Proto-Sound 2.0 Diesel Upgrade Kit Installation Instructions

Here's what a Proto-Sound 2.0 Upgrade Kit provides

  • Proto Speed Control - run locomotives at constant speeds up and down grades, through curves with and without loads.
  • Proto-Coupler Operation - uncouple your train at any time in conventional or command mode.
  • Synchronized Puffing Proto Smoke** - puffing smoke & chuffing steam sounds timed to driver revolutions.
  • Proto-Sound 2.0 Digital Sound & Control Effects - Full command control features and CD-like quality.
  • Software Upgradeable Design - enhance locomotives with new features or sounds as they are created.
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty***



*MTHRRC member price, non-member price $179.95
** When locomotive is equipped with fan driven smoke unit. Additional components required for non-fan equipped smoke units.
***When installed by an M.T.H. Authorized Service Center

M.T.H. Announces Proto-Sound 2.0 Upgrade Program

Now operators can enjoy Proto-Sound 2.0 in older M.T.H. locomotives outfitted with M.T.H.'s original Proto-Sound sound and control system by having Proto-Sound 2.0 installed.

A brand new Proto-Sound 2.0 upgrade kit has been created for older M.T.H. and non-M.T.H. steam and diesel locomotives (see the FAQ Section to determine if non-M.T.H. locomotives are upgrade candidates) and can be purchased directly from the company's website or through an M.T.H. Authorized Retailer. Each kit consists of a Proto-Sound 2.0 circuit board, a coil wound Proto-Coupler, various wire harnesses, new speaker, new rechargeable batteries, new mounting brackets, and headlight and backup light bulbs. The kits are warranted for 90 days when installed by a participating M.T.H. Authorized Service Center. Each kit will require programming of a sound set prior to operation. The sound sets can be downloaded from the M.T.H. website at no charge but will require the DCS system in order to be uploaded into the upgraded locomotive.

Virtually all features found in factory equipped Proto-Sound 2.0 locomotives are included in the Proto-Sound 2.0 Upgrade Kit. These include conventional and command mode Proto Speed Control, full Ps2 digital sound effects, DCS command features, conventional and command mode Proto-Coupler operation, conventional and command mode synchronized puffing smoke on locomotives equipped with fan driven M.T.H. smoke units, self recharging battery backup system and operating headlight control.

M.T.H. strongly encourages consumers to utilize the nationwide network of M.T.H. Authorized Service Centers for installation of the Proto-Sound 2.0 upgrade kit. As M.T.H. has long cautioned, upgrading a locomotive to Proto-Sound 2.0 requires significant rewiring of the locomotive, installation of new mounting brackets, soldering and careful wire management to prevent pinched wires that could damage the circuit boards. Consult a participating M.T.H. Authorized Service Center for installation costs. Cost are estimated to range from $99 to $150 depending on the locomotive.


When the kits are available, you will be able to order online at WWW.MTH-RAILKING.COM
Or at any authorized MTH retailer